NGO's in India

Schemes of the Ministry of Rural Development for NGO’s

Various Central and Centrally sponsored sector scheme have been initiated to provide assistance to the voluntary organizations for afforestation and wasteland development. These are outlined below:-



The basic objective of this scheme is to take up integrated wastelands development based on village/micro-watershed plans and to help in generation of employment in rural areas besides enhancing people’s participation in the wastelands development programmes.

ministry for rural development

Activities Covered

The major activities taken up under the scheme are:-

 Soil and moisture conservation measures like terracing, bunding, trenching, vegetative barriers etc.

 Planting and sowing of multi-purpose trees, shrubs, grasses, legumes and pasture land development.

 Encouraging natural regeneration.

 Promotion agro-forestry and horticulture.

 Wood substitution and fuel-wood conservation measures.



• To operationalise appropriate, cost effective and proven technologies for development of various categories of wastelands specially problem lands affected by soil erosion, land degradation, salinity, alkalinity, water logging etc.

• To implement location specific pilot project as demonstration models for development of wasteland on a sustainable basis

• To take up pilot projects for development of wastelands through land based activities including pisciculture, duckery, bee-keeping etc.

• To disseminate research findings about new and appropriate technologies and the application of such technologies for promoting wastelands development.

Procedure for Applying

The application will be made in duplicate in the prescribed format (Annexure-I). The proposal will be submitted to Division of wastelands Development, Ministry of Rural Development, NBO Building, G-wing,
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110011.

Note: There will be an initial scrutiny of the project to see that it conforms to these guidelines. Based on the scrutiny further details/clarifications may be obtained, if necessary, either through correspondence or discussion. Once the project is complete in all respects it would be submitted to the Sanctioning Committee concerned for consideration and approval. The institution promoting the project would prepare a project giving brief information under the following broad heads:

– Details about the Institution/Technical Personnel etc.

– Objectives of the Scheme

– Relation of the proposal to the objective of NWDB

– Previous work done on this subject by other agencies.

– Application/Replicability of the project results

– Physical and financial details of the project, year wise details about land availability.

– Monitoring and Evaluation of the project

– Results expected in physical terms.



The principal objectives of the scheme are:

• To facilitate/attract/channelise/mobilise resources form financial institutions, banks corporate bodies including user industries and other entrepreneurs for development of wastelands in non-forest areas belonging to Central and State Governments, panchayats, village communities, private farmers etc.

• To promote group of farmers belonging to different categories, namely, large, small, marginal and SCs/STs for bringing wastelands under productive use.

• To facilitate production and flow of additional biomass including farm-forestry products used as raw material inputs for different types of industries and horticulture/commercial plantations.

• To facilitate employment generation through land development and other allied land based and related activities including plantations.

All correspondence to be made to

The Division of Wastelands Development,
Ministry of Rural Development,
NBO Building, G.Wing, Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi-110 011.



The objective of the scheme is to create awareness, application of appropriate technologies for the development of wastelands and training for increasing capability and capacity building.


Grant is given to activities directly or indirectly connected with wastelands development and aforestation. Project meant for creation awareness, appropriate technology application, training, extension and publicity are also considered under this scheme. Prority is given to:

(I) Establishment of decentralized people’s nurseries and school nurseries;

(II) Block plantations especially on community land and lands of SC/ST and people living below poverty line;

(III) Pasture development through people’s involvement and

(IV) Implementation to Tree Patta Scheme.

Contact address

Division of Wastelands Development
Ministry of Rural Development, NBO Building,
G-Wing, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi- 110011

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    April 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Dear Sir,

    Since a very long, the Government of India and the Government of States have launched massive Government’s Schemes/ National Programmes involving NGOs and other sector to fulfill the housing requirements of people particularly homeless as this is the basic requirement to a citizen of a nation. No doubt, the Government’s Schemes/ National Programmes are very beneficial in the interest of people & nation, if these are implemented sincerely as required, but the objectives are not implemented truthfully, thus causes not only loss to the people but a huge loss to the Nation itself.

    Here we would like to introduce our organization as one of the recognized and registered Section 25 Company, a NGO “Socionomic Rural Urban Development India” by the Government of India to look after the welfare of people particularly Economically Backward Classes and Minorities in rural and urban slum areas, who are most disadvantaged and deprived group. We are involved for the last more than 15 years in social welfare activities . Now, we are basically willing to undertake establishment of Charitable Hospitals, Health Centres and other social welfare activities in the interest of economically backward classes & Minorities.

    We shall be grateful if you could kindly extend your co-operation in the matter in order to strengthen noble efforts in the interest Economically Backward Classes and Minorities who are regular facing poverty and hunger.


    Wahid Husain

    Advocate Supreme Court of India

    Chairman – SRUDI & SMWWDI

    Mb: +91-9891474718

  2. Amar

    October 2, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I want to give computer knowledge to rural area property in their village, is their any scheem in central government scheme. Sir.

  3. Our organisation is interesting to work with you in Gurdaspur and Pathankot district

  4. Gunajit Talukdar

    January 26, 2016 at 9:41 am

    Gunajit Talukdar , Secretary (Bastab NGO ) _Sir, Our organization is working in Assam . We are interested to work in waste land management of this region with your guidance and assistance .
    Looking forward for your advice

  5. Manzoor Ahmad

    February 28, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    sir our NGO namely rural womens welfare society. are interesting to work with u and ur guidance in kashmir.

  6. Akhtar Husain Khan

    March 5, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I want to give computer knowledge to rural area property in their village, is their any scheem in central government scheme. Sir.

  7. K A Barbhuiya

    March 12, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    I want to give computer knowledge by our NGO to rural poor people in their village, is their any scheme in central government scheme

  8. vikram kumar

    March 14, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Dear All,we are working as sampurn manav kalyan seva sansthan(NGO) in bihar for last 5 years.having good track record we find ourselve interested to work in wasteland management as we have worked previously on this ,so with kind guidance &assistance of yours please provide us the further guidance.

  9. Abhay N

    Abhay N

    March 20, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Yes as part of digital india scheme the government provides funding for those who are not computer literate. You can then conduct computer courses for them.

    Here is the link

  10. Nandeeshwara Rural Development Center (R)

    March 29, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    sir our NGO Nandeeshwara Rural Development Center (R). we are interesting to work with u and ur guidance in Karnataka

  11. Maanik Chaudhary

    April 7, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Our society works for those people are unemployed and development for education, I give them a schelter for education & employment to grow up their standard by the wasteland project

  12. vishan lal

    April 19, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Respect Sir
    Our NGO works for technical education provide in rural area.
    We are interesting to work with your guidelines
    Please provide us furder guideline.

  13. vijay kumar

    April 26, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    i have been running ngo since 1992 in bihar and jharkhand and doing several kinds of activities for the development of society like vocational training program , health sector , in the sector of education ,, health ,, rural development etc . sir now i want to work with under your guidelines . for that guide me further . looking forward your reply

  14. Bhau Damle

    May 27, 2016 at 1:08 pm

    Interested for work.

  15. Rakesh Kumar

    May 30, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Sir, I want to run a NGO in our area for our community CHAKMA (the most backwards community) in Mizoram, for the people who were disable and unemployment youths Sir is there any process in this regards please give me a sugetion as soon as possible.

  16. Ravi kant Mishra

    June 2, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Sir I want to open a small patient care unit in U.P. there are many pateint died out of shortage of doctors and hospital, plz. guide me……..

  17. Development for Rural Areas, Motbung, manipur

    June 12, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    Dear sir, our ngo established in the year 2002 under the Manipur Society Registration Act of 1980 had organised different kinds of workshop and seminar s from our members contribution. But now we are seeking grant from any governmental scheme. Please guide us.

  18. Rinkumoni borah 21june16

    June 21, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Sir, North east samannaya santha(NGO)our organization is working in Tezpur ,Sonitpur Assam from last 2002year and doing several kinds of activities for the development rural area .we are interestinng to work with u and ur guidance in Assam.looking forwardforward your reply.

  19. Development for Rural Areas, Motbung, manipur

    July 3, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I am looking for grant for Rural Areas Motbung, Manipur,

  20. Neil Ariina

    July 22, 2016 at 3:05 am

    Our ngo (star club) is working in kohima, Nagaland. And I’m interested to look for schemes. Please guide us.

  21. RC Reddy

    August 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Come for guide my people in computers I will provide accommodation

  22. Arun Kumar

    August 4, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Sir, Sai Oral Health Foundation was committed to help flourosis patients in rural Telangana. is there any schemes to help people suffering with flourosis. please help me.

  23. Eswaraiah

    August 8, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I am looking for grant for Rural Areas

  24. Thangkholal Baite

    August 13, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Sir our NGO millenium village health organisation is waiting to collaborate in rural health and development scheme.

  25. Liston daniel

    August 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    I am running social trust in Tiruvannamalai dst. I want current projects in rural development

  26. Mridul Saikia 9854072851

    August 24, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    we are working in socio economic development programme in the northen part of assam.we were performed a watershed development project “hariali” in lower part of lakhimpur we r interested to do it.

  27. S S TAWADE

    August 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Dear sir,
    We run an association for the development of the deprived people and our association is into social service for more than 8 years in Karnataka…!! So we want to be a part of rural development schemes.


    August 29, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    I want to give computer knowledge to rural area property in their village, is their any scheme in central government scheme.

  29. Mandir Laishram

    September 2, 2016 at 9:07 am

    I want to give diferent social security programme for the promotion and protection of their rights for future generation for being a development nation in our country .

  30. Ramesh Prasad Meher

    September 4, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    we are working in socio-economic development programme in the dist. of the state of we want current project for primary health and education in rural areas.

  31. shubham tripathi

    September 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    I want to give computer knowledge to rural area property in their village, is their any scheem in central government scheme.


    September 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    Dear sir
    Our organization is intrested to work in rural areas in bihar state.

  33. Mandir Laishram

    October 7, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Our organisation has be working different activiteis for the welfare of the societies in the rural areas in Manipur state our Ngo is Social Action Development Organisation(SADO) Heirok Thoubal District Manipur .


    October 18, 2016 at 3:56 pm

    Sir, Our NGO is working in Gujarat. We are interested to work in waste land management of this region with your guidance and assistance .
    Looking forward for your advice

  35. Sunil Pegu

    October 19, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    our organisation working different activities Rural development for the societies in 10 districts in Assam.


    October 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    dear sir our organization is working in rural level so we want to work ministry of textiles projects and skill development projects.our ngo name;SUBHIKSHA DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

  37. Sabed Bhuyan

    January 29, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    We are going to set up a community Radio Station in Barpeta Assam

  38. kamruj zaman

    April 1, 2017 at 2:51 pm

    Hello sir..
    I m president of janakalyan rural development organisation (NGO)..and I need some help from you sir…like for guidance. .my contact no is 9707767412..if you can sir ..please. ..

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